Applying to our program

Applications for the academic year (July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022) will be accepted during the period of June 30th, 2019 through September 30th, 2019.

DEADLINE: Monday, September 30th, 2019
All applications must be received by Monday, September 30th, 2019 to be considered for an interview.

(Please allow at least 10 business days for US Mail to reach our program)
Candidates will be notified about the status of their application via email until their application is complete.
Applicants will need to submit the following documents to apply to the program:

    • Application* (must be typed)
    • Curriculum vitae*
    • Personal statement*
    • 3 letters of recommendation (sent directly to the program)
    • Medical school transcripts*
    • Medical school dean’s letter*
    • USMLE reports and/or ECFMG (if applicable)*

*Application, CV, and Personal Statement may be sent via email to

Copies of transcripts, dean’s letter and USMLE/ECFMG are accepted.

Please direct all inquiries to: 

Kristina DiGiacomo
Fellowship Coordinator
University of Pennsylvania
3600 Spruce Street, 2 Maloney Building
Philadelphia, Pa 19104
P: 215-662-4497
F: 215-662-7784

Click here to download Fellowship Program Flyer

University of Pennsylvania Dermatopathology Fellowship Program FREIDA Listing

Number of Positions per Year
Two ACGME accredited fellowship appointments are available. Training may be also offered or extended based upon postdoctoral collaborative research interactions at either the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania or the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Prior Education /Training Requirements
Board Eligible/Board Certified in Dermatology or Pathology

Application Deadline
The application deadline is Monday, September 30th, 2019, 21 months prior to the start of the fellowship.

Description of Training Program
The goal of this fully approved program is training and certification in dermatopathology that will produce future leaders in clinical or academic practice. One or two years are offered that encompass comprehensive exposure to diagnostic dermatopathology, immunodermatology, correlative clinical dermatology and research. The physical and administrative location of the Dermatopathology Division in the Department of Dermatology affords routine clinical/patient interaction. Opportunities to interface with members of the Pathology Department are integral to the program. Exposure to immunofluorescence microscopy, immunohistochemistry, and diagnostic molecular biology is offered. Fellows assume teaching responsibilities at the Medical School, residency, staff and post graduate levels. Areas of specialized faculty expertise include malignant melanoma, cutaneous lymphoma, psoriasis, bullous disorders, nail disorders, alopecia, and infectious diseases of the skin.

Penn Dermatopathology Service

Program Director
Rosalie Elenitsas, MD

2 Maloney Bldg – HUP
3600 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
P: 215-662-4497
Mary Beth Forte
Education Program and Faculty Affairs Manager
University of Pennsylvania
3600 Spruce Street, 2 Maloney Building
Philadelphia, Pa 19104
P: 215-615-0585
F: 215-662-7784